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BEHOLD!

I am Raizer04 and this is my instructable worklog pertaining to my created playstation 2 portable the KNIGHT RAIZER.

So your thinking..."well why not just use psp?"....well my answer to that is the psp has horrible emulation, especially with the ps2 emulator! But thats not all. I needed a way to set myself aside from other modders. What could i do to put this to the next level. REMOVE THE DISC DRIVE. That is right....this portable ps2 relies solely on a thumb drive with the games (ISO) saved on there! This means i can upload any of my backupgames via thumb drive and have no framerate issues since an entire ps2 is all in one case! So we will begin this journey from case-making to finish product.


To view my main worklog with all discussions please view here:

http://moddedbybacteria.freeforums.org/knight-raizer-ps2p-t97.html

To view my final product view here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=for35aSI_og&feature=player_embedded
 
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Step 1: Items used!

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Here is a list of items and what they cost me when i obtained them

Used PS2 and PS1 Screen: Used PS2 and PS1 screens purchased and quality checked.
Cost = $60 (PS2 = $40 / PS1 Screen = $20)

Dremel and station: Dremel tool and docking station used for drilling, primarily for drilling

Various Tools: Small tools being used....screwdrivers, pliers, solder gun, solder wire, gluegun (yes its pink....lol), mini glue sticks.
Cost = $30

Lazer Doodle: The main casing for the project. (This thing was hard as HECK to find... )
Cost = $60

Blue LED Superflux Chip: Two superflux chips to be located behind speaker units (VERY BRIGHT)
Cost = (Had leftovers from working on my car) (Original price is like $3-$4)

Battery: 11.1v Lithium Polymer Battery (Batteryspace.com)

Step 2: Casemaking

Casemaking is the key to presenting a very good product/portable gaming system. If it can catch the eye of the beholder (I AM THE BEHOLDER...lol) then you know you did a good job

First begin by totally gutting the lazer doodle, leave nothing inside at all.

Sand all the ridges down and make everything on the inside completely flat.

Measure out screen casing and the controller front casing and cut the locations out in your lazer doodle. (if it doesnt fit after you make the cut with your dremel...dont cut it bigger, sand it away until it fits....you need this to fit snugly!)

After you have the screen case and the controller front case in, dab some hot glue in there to keep it in place. (only enough to make it hold...and dont put the hotglue on from the top...only put it in on the back.

Put some masking tape (press down good) on the front of the lazer doodle case...covering all the holes you just created (the lining where you made the cut). Fill the holes from the back with ABS Cement (black kind...not yellow. You can find it in the plumbing section of your local hardware store....its called Oatey Black ABS)...let dry for 2-4 hours.

-Peel off the masking tape to reveal a semi filled bumpy regions of your case. Sand the black surrounding portions down so that it is as smooth as possible (sand it so that it is a little lower than the case height.)

-Apply a bondo (with hardener mixed in) on top of the abs cement and let dry. (Remember...the more bondo you use...the MORE YOU HAVE TO SAND!!)

-After it is dry sand down the portable to perfection....paint with a sandable primer filler...look for imperfections and apply more bondo to the needed areas. let dry, resand, re-primer. Keep doing this step until you have your desired look.

-Once you have the needed look, apply final primer coat, let dry, apply paint coat, let dry, apply clear coat....completed.

This method can be read further at this location on casemaking...it is called "Casemaking: Hailrazer Style" 


Site: http://moddedbybacteria.freeforums.org/guide-case-making-hailrazer-style-t849.html

My main worklog: http://moddedbybacteria.freeforums.org/knight-raizer-ps2p-t97.html


Step 3: Ps2 Wiring Guides

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Here is the Ps2/Ps1 Screen/Controller/ Portable Wiring Diagrams!

(please see pictures)

*Ps2 Controllers have various revisions

Please refer to this site for all the revisions!

http://slagcoin.com/joystick/pcb_wiring.html#PCB_DIAGRAMS


The 11.1v battery i used had a protection circuit (from batteryspace.com) and i used a regulator from ebay (just type in "AX3022 Based Swlitching Reguator" ) then i stepped it down to the 8v

Step 4: No disc drive and FreeMcboot?

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I eradicated the disc drive in my portable because i didnt like it. In order to do that you must block the sensors in the ps2 and use freemcboot.

This video shows the correct information to date on FreeMcboot for the ps2.
Gamedexterity Guide: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcTj3u1NtDg

This site has all the apps and exploits for FreeMcboot
FreeMcboot Apps site: http://sksapps.com/index.php?page=tutorials.html
(Be sure to read through the site for exactly what you want!...the possibilites are endless)

This site shows the revisions of the ps2's (some are bigger than others, and different motherboard types)
Site: http://www.repair-modchip-modchips-ps2-playstation-xbox-wii-brisbane.com/product-pages/playstation-2-ps2-slim-model-types.htm (scroll down and you will see the mod installation pics)

Step 5: Youtube Video: Knight Raizer


When everything is said and done, give yourself a pat on the back and make a youtube video for all to see your newly created customized ps2 portable!

If you have any questions feel free to come and check out the main website where i show all my worklogs and mods the moddedbybacteria site/forums
( http://moddedbybacteria.freeforums.org/index.php )

For my exclusive revealing check out the finished youtube video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=for35aSI_og&feature=player_embedded

Thanks for reading and much thanks to all the members of moddedbybacteria site for helping me with this cool mod!





Also do i nedd the superflux lights?

AWESOME

I have a psp 1000 will that screen work ( i know its small)

Thanks!

pandamopeds136 months ago
I think i may just need to try this...! Would love to rock some NFS Underground 2 when im out and about.

Only differences however would be possibly a different monitor (dependent on ps-compatibility, of course) and use a micro sd card or normal sd instead of the usb drive
duje.vjesnica6 months ago

great and simply awesome

im making it (im on step 3)

creative

thanks raizer4 you are really creative

once again THANKS RAIZER4

jocka1 year ago

YAH,I BUILT ONE OF THESE EXCEPT,IT DOES NOT USE A PSone screen,I HATE THE CIRCULAR SHAPE,IF YOU WANT TO PUT A MORE ATTRACTIVE SCREEN,I SUGGEST YOU USE TFT CAR MONITERS,FIND A SUITABLE ONE WITH WHICH YOU CAN ADJUST VOLUME AND CONTRAST,U CONECT THEM THE SAME WAY AS THE PSone screen

baguirre21 year ago
Ok nobody listen to this instructable its too much work and too much money just download a ps2 emulator off of coolrom.com to your android phone or tab i have a samsung galaxy tablet and i downloaded the ps2 emulator and some games 1.gta 3 2.spiderman 2 3.the simpsons roadrage 4.nfs most wanted
XxsonicxX1 year ago
I want to make this project. but i dont want to gut my ps2 cuz i play ddr on it. I suggest making a controller port for it and modding a controller to work with ddr and make a controller with the arrows and everything! I support u!
sal khalidi2 years ago
You bought a laser Doodle means you are a child
Instructables has a be nice policy.... be constructive and positive please. He used the laser doodle for the casing to build this awesome project.
fishinigami4 years ago
i had a laserdoodle... the beeping was really annoying so i sold it...
you should do this with a wii! XD
Wii has motion controllers. It would never work out so well as portable
sal khalidi2 years ago
It's not portable because it runs on electricity, not the battery. PSP runs on battery
sal khalidi2 years ago
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Krayzi992 years ago
is it possible to make the LCD raise up and reveal a disc slot? i understand that i would be thicker, but my friend wants to use his discs...
Is it possible to make this on the fat version of the PS2?
TNman212 years ago
How hard would it be to have a removable disc drive mount to the rear of this mod and plug in when CDs are wanted to be used?
zack2474 years ago
to be honest i was more interested in the software used to run the games without a CD, can you get a app or something that allows to play music too?
How do you use the L1-L2,R1-R2 buttons? Did you relocate the push button switches?
If this is easy enough to make a portable playstion2 with ps2 capable gameplay and graphics, why does the psp direct from sony suck so much?!
cmiller124 years ago
i know someones going to kill me for saying this butttt... can you make me one and ill buy it from you? i want this so bad... if ya can reply and ill give you some info
raizer04 (author)  cmiller124 years ago
I am currently already doing a commission for someone else. If you want you can go to the moddedbybacteria forums, and we can teach you how to make one.

http://moddedbybacteria.freeforums.org/index.php

kaikudo4 years ago
this is so awesome D: i want to do it but i love my ps2 to much to go and mess it up ): and i suck at technology ):
T_T_4 years ago
is there any way to do the usb boot with a psone?
raizer04 (author)  T_T_4 years ago
i myself have never modded a psone...but youtube and the forums would be able to tell you.
T_T_ raizer044 years ago
I'll try that thanks
raizer04 (author) 4 years ago
Thanks everyone! I tried to put a twist on there so that it set itself apart from any other mods!
raizer04 (author) 4 years ago
Great! Glad to see that you all enjoy modding and portablizing. It is a fun hobby with great outcomes!!
bombmaker24 years ago
This is an insanely awesome idea. I have an slim I got for free that I'm using to do this soon.
musick_084 years ago
Great Job! I'm going to start building a portable ps2 here soon and the no disk drive is a great idea! I am currently building a portabl N64 at the moment (: